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October 10, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announces changes to its hospital administrative structure to best align with the areas of focus under The Ohio State University’s new strategic plan and continue its ascent as a leading academic medical center. 
 
“These changes will better position us for success in implementing our plan and furthering our patient care, research and education mission,” said David P. McQuaid, chief executive officer of The Ohio State University Health System and chief operating officer of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. “By realigning some roles, we’re helping our executive team better support the specific needs of our departments and functions, with a keen eye on developing talent from within.”
 
The following changes take effect today:
 
Elizabeth Seely is promoted to a new chief administrative officer role for the hospital division of the health system. In this role, she will focus attention on the financial and operational success of University Hospital, University Hospital East, Ross Heart Hospital, the Brain and Spine Hospital, Harding Hospital and Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. Seely has served as executive director of University Hospital East since 2007. Prior to that, she held various leadership roles at University Hospital for 16 years.
 
Mary Howard, DNP, RN is promoted to executive director at University Hospital East. Howard was most recently associate executive director and associate chief nursing officer there, and has been part of the hospital’s senior leadership team since 2007. She was previously a director of nursing at University Hospital for four years.
 
Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce is now executive director of University Hospital. A practicing thoracic surgeon and funded researcher, Moffatt-Bruce has served as the chief quality and safety officer since 2010.
 
Marti Taylor, MSN, RN is executive director of the Ross Heart Hospital. Taylor has served in this role since 2011 and has been chief executive officer of University Hospital since 2015.
 
In this new structure, these hospital leaders will work together with the senior leadership team, faculty and staff to advance the medical center’s focus on pioneering breakthrough healthcare solutions and improving people’s lives.
 
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Media Contact: Marti Leitch, 614-293-3737 or Marti.Leitch@osumc.edu